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The Zebra Radioeins Prize awarded to Self-Evident Things by Piotr Bosacki

I was delighted to be invited to be a Jury Member and invited to award the Radioeins Prize at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival. Below are the comments I made before announcing the winning film and awarding the Diploma to Self-Evident Things by Piotr Bosacki.

The film was chosen on the basis of a majority vote by the audience jury team and the film was chosen for a number of reasons:

  • For the strength and quality of a profound philosophical poem exploring the big questions about the human condition
  • For its balance of rational and emotional, art and science, logic and feeling, mathematics and poetry
  • For its kinetic visual metaphors alluding to the machines and systems of the body, as well as to the machines and systems of society, nature, and the world in which we live
  • For its simultaneous timelessness and importance in the modern world today
  • For its simultaneous complexity and simplicity

Zebra AwardZata Kitowski awarding the Radioneins Prize Diploma. It was received by Boris Nitzsche from Literaturwerkstatt Berlin on behalf of Piotr Bosacki.

SelFilm still from Self-Evident Things / Rzeczy Oczywiste by Piotr Bosacki.

Panels

 

Previous experience

  • Millfield School Film Poetry Festival, June 2016 (sole judge) UK)
  • Carbon Culture Review American journal exploring the intersection of technology, literature and art: poetry film competition 2016 (sole judge) (USA)
  • Bokeh Yeah Video Poetry Competition 2016 at HOME, Manchester (group jury) (UK)
  • CYCLOP International Video Poetry Festival 2015 (international group jury) (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Apples & Snakes UK poetry organisation: poetry film competition 2015 (sole judge) (UK)
  • ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2014 (Radioeins Prize group jury) (Berlin, Germany)
  • Southbank Centre: Shot Through the Heart poetry film competition 2014 (group jury) (London, UK)

Zebra Winners Announced

The winners of the 7th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival have been announced. Congratulations to:

La’eb Al Nard / The Dice Player
Film: Nissmah Roshdy – Egypt 2013, 3 min
Poem: La’eb Al Nard by Mahmoud Darwish

Pipene / The Pipes
Film: Kristian Pedersen – Norway 2014, 3 min
Poem: Pipene by Øyvind Rimbereid

essen – stück mit aufblick
Film: Peter Böving – Germany 2013, 10 min
Poem: essen – stück mit aufblick by Ernst Jandl

The Aegean or the Anus of Death
Film: Eleni Gioti – Greece 2014, 7:30 min
Poem: The Aegean or the Anus of Death by Jazra Khaleed

The ZEBRINO prize for the Best Poetry Film for Children and Young People was won by:
Death for a Unicorn
Film: Riccardo Bernasconi, Francesca Reverdito – Switzerland 2013 15:00 min
Poem: Death for a Unicorn by Francesca Reverdito

The radioeins Audience Prize, awarded by a jury of radioeins listeners, has gone to:
Rzeczy oczywiste / Self-evident Things
Film: Piotr Bosacki – Poland 2013, 10 min
Poem: Rzeczy oczywiste by Piotr Bosacki

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Past

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Lectures

  • Keynote speech at The House of Lords, 22 June 2016 (UK)
  • Lecture at Bath Spa University at the Seeing Sound symposium, April 2016 (UK)
  • Two lectures about the poetry film artform for The University of Lincoln, BA Graphic Design, 2 February 2016
  • Lecture at Millfield School, National Poetry Day, 8 October 2015 (Somerset, UK)
  • Paper entitled The PoetryFilm Archive 2002-2015, at the AHRC-funded Pararchive conference at The University of Leeds, 27-28 March 2015 (Leeds, UK)
  • Literary Salon about Poetry and Film at Warwick University, January 2014 (Warwick, UK)
  • Creative Salon at the Royal College of Art, together with Peter Blegvad, MA Visual Communication, March 2013 (London, UK)
  • Lecture about Poetry and Film at London Met University, MA Creative Writing, November 2012 (London, UK)
  • Lecture about Branding and Visual Identity, HULT International Business School, MBA, March 2012 (London, UK)
  • Lecture about Poetry and Film at London Met University, MA Creative Writing, November 2010 (London, UK)
  • Presentation about Poetry and Film at the NFTS (National Film and Television School) for the MA Filmmaking course, April 2008 (Beaconsfield, UK
  • Perspectives
    • MA Creative Writing
    • MA Poetry
    • MA Filmmaking
    • MA Visual Communication
    • BA Graphic Design
    • Sixth Form: English & Media Studies
    • Sixth Form: Art & Design

 

Symposia

  • In conversation at The Scottish Poetry Library, together with filmmaker Roxana Vilk, 3 December 2015 (Scotland, UK)
  • Roundtable panel discussion entitled “Poetry Films: Who? What? Why? How?” at the CYCLOP International Videopoetry Festival 2015 (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Keynote presentation, naming of the event, and curation of the symposium showreel at the Send and Receive: Poetry, Film and Technology in the 21st Century symposium at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), February 2015 (Liverpool, UK)
  • PoetryFilm at Tate BritainBehind The Scenes, curation of a poetry film programme + leading a panel discussion, November 2008 (London, UK)

 

2017

  • UK launch and release of DAATA Editions Season Two film artworks commissioned by DAATA Editions and curated by Zata Banks, February 2017.
  • PoetryFilm screening, CSW Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun, February 2017 (Poland)
  • Live Morsing performance, The Physarum Experiments, Studio Ex Purgamento, 15 January 2017 (UK)
  • 3 May: lecture at Millfield School (UK)
  • 25 June: judged Millfield School poem film creative work
  • 10-12 July: co-curated a film programme for the MIX Conference, Bath Spa University, on the theme of Revolutions, Regenerations, Reflections
  • December: judged the Carbon Culture Review poetry film contest 2017

 

2016

  • PoetryFilm Workshop at TOGETHER! Disability Film Festival, 9-10 Dec 2016 (UK)
  • Launch of Nous Sommes Paris anthology, published by Eyewear Books, marking the Paris attacks, November 2016
  • ZEBRA Festival, October 2016 (Munster, Germany)
  • Launch of Maintenant 10(0) anthology, published by Three Rooms Press, celebrating the 100 year anniversary of DADA, September 2016 (UK)
  • Judged the Carbon Culture Review poetry film competition, July 2016 (USA)
  • Evaluated poetry films made by students at Millfield School, 28 June 2016 (UK)
  • Presentation at The House of Lords, 22 June 2016 (UK)
  • PoetryFilm at Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh, 4 June 2016 (Scotland)
  • PoetryFilm at Backup FestivalWeimar, Germany, 18-22 May 2016 (Germany)
  • Screening at Sinestesia Festival, Barcelona, 5 May 2016 (Spain)
  • Collaboration with The University of Lincoln on a Poetry + Film creative module for the BA Graphic Design course: two lectures and evaluation of the final student work, January – March 2016 (UK)
  • Lecture at Millfield School about the poetry film artform, 28 April 2016 (UK)
  • A paper, The PoetryFilm Archive: Sounds of Poetry & Poetry of Sounds at the Seeing Sound conference, Bath Spa University, 9-10 April 2016 (UK)
  • Screenings of Full Stop and PoetryFilm Blackboard at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and at Femmes Video Art Festival at The Situation Room, 6-30 April 2016 (USA)
  • 3-month artist-researcher residency at Rannsóknasetri Háskóla Íslands (University Research Centre) in Skagastrond, North-East Iceland, Jan-April 2016
  • Co-judged the Bokeh Yeah poem film competition at HOME, Manchester, 29 March 2016 (UK)
  • PoetryFilm Parallax: NES Skagastrond, 17 March 2016 (Iceland)
  • Spring Psychoanalytic Poetry Festivalscreening of 4 artworks from The PoetryFilm Archive + psychoanalytic discussion at The Freud Museum, London, 12 March
  • Full Stop (ZB) selected for inclusion in Art Beyond Sight, a sensory based exhibition exploring visual perception, 17 March – 1 May 2016 (Altringham, UK)
  • Screening of PoetryFilm Paradox at Mengi, Thursday 10 March 2016 (Reykjavik, Iceland)
  • PoetryFilm supports International Women’s Day, 8 March 2016
  • PoetryFilm supports World Book Day, 3 March 2016
  • Anosmia published in Visual Verse, March 2016
  • Screening of Full Stop (ZB) at Opið Hús, 25 February 2016 (Skagastrond, Iceland)
  • PoetryFilm Paradox: NES, 21 February 2016 (Skagastrond, Iceland)
  • Screening of Full Stop (ZB) at Stanford Code Poetry 2.0, 16 February 2016 (Stanford, USA)
  • Screening of Palindrome (ZB) at Opið Hús, 30 January 2016 (Skagastrond, Iceland)
  • Screening of Cut-Up Experiment VIII (ZB) at Cinepoema, Rio de Janeiro, 23 January 2016 (Brazil)
  • Commissioned essay PoetryFilm: Semiotics and Multimodality published in poetryfilmkanal magazine, 15 January 2016 (Weimar, Germany)

 

2015

  • PoetryFilm programme at Art Language Location Festival, 17 October 2015 (Cambridge, UK)
  • PoetryFilm Parallax programme at the O Bheal Cork Film Festival, 9-11 October 2015 (Cork, Ireland)
  • PoetryFilm lecture at Millfield School, National Poetry Day, 8 October 2015 (Somerset, UK)
  • PoetryFilm Equinox event at The Groucho Club, Sunday 4 October 2015 (London, UK)
  • Palindrome (ZB) screened in Rio de Janiero, 20 Sept 2015 (Brazil)
  • PoetryFilm Parallax at The ICA Cinema, 16 August 2015 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm event at Mengi (Reykjavik, Iceland)
  • PoetryFilm event at the Penzance Literary Festival, (Cornwall, UK)
  • Full Stop (ZB) selected for the Cannes Film Festival 2015, 13-24 May (Cannes, France)
  • Transmutations poetry film programme co-curated by PoetryFilm and Alchemy, at the Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, 16-19 April 2015 (Hawick, Scotland)
  • PoetryFilm programme at the Sound Acts festival, 24-26 April 2015 (Athens, Greece)
  • PoetryFilm programme at the Wenlock Poetry Festival, UK, 24-26 April 2015 (Wenlock, UK)
  • Two PoetryFilm presentations at CCCB Barcelona, 18-19 March 2015 (Barcelona, Spain)
  • I presented a talk, The PoetryFilm Archive 2002-2015, at the AHRC-funded Pararchive conference at Leeds University, 27-28 March 2015 (Leeds, UK)
  • I judged the Read Our Lips poetry film competition organised by Apples and Snakes, 28 March 2015 (UK)
  • Exhibition of artworks by Zata Banks at Fjuk Art Centre in Husavik, Iceland, 12 February 2015
  • PoetryFilm event featuring selected film artworks from The PoetryFilm Archive at Fjuk Art Centre in Husavik, Iceland, 13 February 2014
  • I gave a presentation at the Send and Receive: Poetry, Film and Technology in the 21st Century symposium at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), 5 February 2015 (Liverpool, UK)
  • I was awarded an Artist Residency in Iceland, January – February 2015
  • My concrete poem Full Stop and the accompanying Morse Code sound transmission artwork were selected for inclusion in Tate Britain’s RadioCity exhibition, a special season of radio, sound art, performance and broadcast, 24-25 January 2015 (London, UK)

 

2014

  • The poem Full Stop [in the form of Morse Code audio with headphones, and a framed A1 print] by Zata Banks was exhibited at the Regulate art exhibition in Sheffield, 7 November – 5 December 2014 (Sheffield, UK)
  • Judge for the Radioeins Prize at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, 16-19 October 2014 (Berlin, Germany)
  • Judge for the Southbank Centre’s Shot Through the Heart poetry film competition, July 2014 (UK)
  • Presented a Literary Salon about Poetry and Film at Warwick University, 9 January 2014 (Warwick, UK)

 

2013

  • PoetryFilm Equinox at The ICA Cinema, Sunday 22 September 2014 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm programme at Preston Festival, Saturday 28 September 2013 (Preston, UK)
  • PoetryFilm programme at Penzance Festival, Saturday 20 July 2013 (Cornwall, UK)
  • PoetryFilm Equinox, Charlotte Street Hotel Cinema, 20 March 2013 (London, UK)
  • Presented a PoetryFilm Salon at the Royal College of Art, March 2013 (London, UK)

 

2010-2012

  • PoetryFilm event at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 13 October 2010 (Liverpool, UK)
  • Lecture about Poetry and Film at London Met University, November 2012 (London, UK)
  • Lecture about Poetry and Film at London Met University, November 2010 (London, UK)

 

2009

  • PoetryFilm: Mythology and Dream, Curzon Renoir Cinema, December 2009 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm: Heroes & Heroines, Curzon Renoir Cinema, 6 October 2009 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm: Strangers & Strangeness, Curzon Renoir Cinema, 14 July 2009 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm Party, Curzon Soho, April 2009 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm at London Film Museum, featuring live painting, May 2009 (London, UK)
  • Cut-Up Experiment VIII screened at Cannes Film Festival 2009 (Cannes, France)
  • PoetryFilm Party, Curzon Soho, February 2009 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm at Stanza Festival, Scotland, February 2009 (Scotland, UK)
  • PoetryFilm at London Literature Lounge, 25 January 2009 (London, UK)

 

2008

  • PoetryFilm: Behind The Scenes, Tate Britain, November 2008 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm: Shock of the New, Cardiff Academi, October 2008 (Wales, UK)
  • PoetryFilm as part of YCN LIVE! September 2008 (London, UK)
  • PoetryFilm at Southbank Centre, Poetry International, August 2008 (London, UK)
  • I presented a lecture about Poetry and Film at the NFTS (National Film and Television School), April 2008 (Beaconsfield, UK)

 

2007

 

2002-2006

  • PoetryFilm at Chichester, Chichester Cinema, October 2005
  • PoetryFilm at Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre, September 2005
  • London PoetryFilm Night III, Genesis Cinema, London, July 2005
  • Oxford PoetryFilm Night, Magdalen College, May 2005
  • Poets On Film, Battersea Arts Centre, May 2005
  • World Book Day PoetryFilm (children’a session), Idea Store Bow, London, March 2005
  • London PoetryFilm Night II, Genesis Cinema, London, February 2005